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Pollinator Garden 

by Dorte Windmuller

Serves the Greater Toronto Area and is located in the Bluffs in Toronto. Pollinator Garden is run by Dorte, who has made herself a name as a passionate gardener, community builder, native plant advocate, composter and soil explorer.

My love for native plants started in 2016 when I added flowerbeds to my all-lawn garden. I chose native plants and was shocked at how fast and how much life they brought into my garden. This made me realize how much we hurt nature and, consequently, ourselves by replacing native plants that are interconnected with all life around them with lawns and ornamental plants. Seeing a powerful solution for climate change and biodiversity loss, I co-founded the Cliffcrest Butterflyway in 2020.

Cliffcrest Butterflyway

I volunteer full-time as a strategist, and operations manager, in content and website development, event planning and educational outreach.


My teachers have been the plants surrounding me and years of observation. 

Dr. Elaine's Soil Food Web School, Foundation Courses 2022

Speaking Engagements and Workshops

March 2023  National Home Show              

Feb. 2023     Toronto Nature Stewards        

2020-2023     Cliffcrest Butterflyway              

2021-2022     Seedy Saturday                        

2022              Feed Scarborough 

2020-2023     Schools JK- Gr.12.                    


My garden photos have been published in Lorraine Johnson's and Sheila Colla's book 'A Garden For The Rusty-Patched Bumblebee' and in the work of the North American Native Plant Society, NANPS.

Customer Service

With an entrepreneurial journey spanning three decades, I take immense pride in providing exceptional customer service and delivering personalized solutions. 

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